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my favorite poems

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

this was my favorite poem when I was a kid:

A Dream Deferred (by Langston Hughes)

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?
when TCM shows "A Raisin in the Sun" I always remember the Langston Hughes poem. I think it's the only one I know by heart.

in middle school and high school, I was more interested in Edgar Allen Poe. Every year when the bluebirds start builidng their nests, I think about "The Raven". We have bluebirds gently tapping on all the windows at the office for weeks. So I have to read "The Raven" again.

amazing how stuff you loved as a kid comes back to you so easily!

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    Love this. I just watched Raisin In The Sun, this morning. I like Langston Hughes. I will have to get to town and stop at the library to get his poetry. I live in the country, I don't get out much, nothing available. When I had my own apartment, before I came hefe to help my sister, I had my own books. I miss that. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am just tired of living with my sister. 11 more months.
    1537 days ago
    This is my fave verse from my fave poem, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

    One Moment in Annihilation's Waste,
    One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste --
    The Stars are setting and the Caravan
    Starts for the Dawn of Nothing -- Oh, make haste!

    Live for the day.
    1538 days ago
    Love Langston Hughes!! Thanks so much for blogging this. Made me smile to read his poetry again!
    1538 days ago
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